Preview / ArcTanGent Festival

Heading down to Compton Martin for ArcTanGent? Be sure to check out our top three picks for the days ahead

Black Peaks

Ahead of the release of their sophomore LP, All That Divides, in October, Brighton's Black Peaks play ArcTanGent this Saturday. With dates on autumn's headline tour already selling out, don't miss your chance to hear the band's new material live. Listen to their most recent single, 'Electric Fire', now.


You might not have heard of self-desccribed "horror show of a band", Gug - but that doesn't mean you don't know its members. Made up of Dan Wild-Beesley of Cleft, Tom Peters of Alpha Male Tea Party and Ben Forrester of Bad Grammar, Gug released their debut EP, I Gotta Gug Feelin' just a few weeks ago. This is only the beginning of things for the band; they're worth catching for Wild-Beesley's baritone riffs alone.

I Gotta GUG Feelin' by GUG

Jo Quail

Cello might not be the first instrument you'd expect to see at ArcTanGent, a celebration of noise-rock, post-rock, and math-rock. But this Friday, London-based cellist and composer brings her enthralling soundscapes to the Compton Martin stage. In the live arena, Quail uses an electric cello and loops to captivate audiences with material from her two LPs. Be sure to take your chance to get into Quail before her headline performance at Bristol's Fleece at the beginning of October.

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